Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving“Gratitude  is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse  to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”~Henry  Van Dyke

Giving thanks is not the same as having gratitude and appreciation. Having gratitude and appreciation is your inner embracing, owning and “having” those things which have manifested in your life.

Gratitude is an inner feeling. The acknowledgement for those things you already have. Having gratitude and appreciation is an inner expression of peace and contentment. In every sense gratitude and appreciation are vibrational messages felt deep in your soul that have the ability to shift your perception from negative to positive.

Giving thanks differs in that by giving thanks you are expressing in words or deeds the inner feeling. By giving thanks in any form whether it be a simple, heartfelt, verbal “thank you”, shouting it from the rooftops, writing a note, donating your time or money to help those less fortunate or saying prayer you are showing and giving gratitude and appreciation.

Do you EXPRESS your gratitude and appreciation to your loved ones?

Often we remain silent and do not express  our inner feelings to those for whom we have the deepest gratitude and appreciation. We might hold them dear on our hearts but do not express it as often as we should. Why do we hold back? Are you thanking those who mean the most?

Thanksgiving is wonderful time to visit your inner world to find gratitude and appreciation for all that you are, all that you have, and for those who helped you with valuable lessons (and even challenges) along the way. Once you connect with your inner gratitude it is time to express what is in your heart.

Say thank you to those who may not know how grateful you are. Don’t assume they know. Give thanks for your abundance by giving back. The greatest expression of living in abundance is giving. Many are struggling right now and your thanks-giving might be the very thing they need to find hope and a moment of peaceful joy.

Silent giving (on an energetic level) says thank you but your soul will burst with contentment when you express it in physical form.  Follow the “impulse” to express your heartfelt thanks. Allow what is inside to be seen and heard by word or deed. Why not make it a daily practice? Start now and by the end of the year you will create a beautiful habit of thanking those you are grateful to!

I would be remiss if I did not say thank you to all of YOU. To my family, friends and readers, my gratitude and appreciation is endless. I thank you for filling my heart with love. Your kind notes, love and support lives with me daily. Thank you for reading and sharing and caring. We are creating a healing vibration that cascades out and touches others. Thank you with all my heart! Happy Thanksgiving! Bountiful blessings to you and yours!~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2015 All Rights Reserved

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Debra is a gifted Clairvoyant Reader, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.

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Join the Gratitude Movement!

gratitude“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”~Melody Beattie

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday in the USA it is time to explore and tune into the energy of gratitude and giving thanks. Having gratitude for what you have and all that you are is a powerful energy that can change your life.

When was the last time you took a moment to look around you and appreciate, I mean REALLY appreciate all that you have? When was the last time you told a friend how much they mean to you? For that matter when was the last time you sat quietly to appreciate where you are and give thanks for all you have? When was the last time you enveloped yourself in the vibration of gratitude and allowed it to flow? Been a while? If so, it’s time to CULTIVATE your GRATITUDE!

Gratitude and giving thanks allows you to have more in your life because you are appreciating what you have now. An attitude of gratitude is being aware of the blessings you are receiving at any given moment. It brings your attention into the present which is where all creating takes place.  It sends a message into the universe that you are grateful for what you have NOW.

Think of it this way, if you brought a gift to someone and they didn’t say thank you then you brought another and they tossed it aside with no acknowledgement, do you think you would continue to give them gifts? You are receiving miracles and gifts every day. Having gratitude for these gifts sends a vibration into the universe.

As an energy vibration gratitude can heal a broken heart, clear communication & stuck energy, bring awareness to the abundance you already have in your life and is naturally steeped in forgiveness.

Gratitude and giving thanks is not mutually exclusive to the positive things in your life. It also means finding gratitude and appreciation for challenges and those who may have hurt or invalidated you. Gratitude has an element of forgiveness because you are accepting and not resisting.

It may not be easy to find gratitude for, let’s just say, someone who broke your heart but give thanks and be grateful for the beautiful moments they brought you. You wouldn’t have had the experience if they hadn’t come into your life! At some level you learned and grew and discovered how strong and capable you really are.

How do you begin changing and shifting your attitude to gratitude? Very simply, begin by setting your intent. A wonderful way to confirm the experience is to begin writing down the things you are grateful for. Include gratitude for the lessons you have learned and for those who brought you those lessons. Include gratitude for all that you are and the abundance that already surrounds you! Notice how your mood changes the more you write!

To cultivate your gratitude, sit quietly and envelope yourself in a vibration of gratitude and appreciation. Also it’s helpful to keep a gratitude journal for (at least) 30 days. Each day write at least 5 things you are grateful for. Be sure to include those things or people  you are having a challenge with. There is always something to appreciate and be grateful for when you look for it!

Creating change is a process and initially change is invisible because it happens on a vibrational level.  That said, these changes ARE affecting your life. At first you will notice subtle changes, then as you continue the process, the changes you see and feel are more profound! You hold in your hands the power to cultivate the ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE! Take time each day to appreciate your loved ones, your body and spirit, ALL you are and ALL you have!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I want to extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation to each one of you.  You touch my life with your light and inspire me to continue doing my work in this world. 🙂 BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS!~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel  2015 All Rights Reserved

SpiritLightInsight.com
Daily Muse Home Page

Debra is a gifted Clairvoyant Reader, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.

SpiritLightInsight Clairvoyant Readings by Debra